Blog :: 2014

All Aboard the Amtrak Vermonter in Greenfield Mass

The Amtrak Vermonter will be ready to take passengers in Greenfield starting December 29th.  You can book your travel plans at Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.  Where will you take your first trip?  This is an exciting and welcoming addition to Greenfield.

Benefits of Selling a Home in the WInter!

This is the time of year when my sellers are making the decision whether to keep their home on the market or remove and re-list in the spring.   Depending on the property, I do encourage my sellers to keep their homes on the market for the following reasons:
1)  Buyers purchase homes 12 months out of the year.  There has been time when I have had more 
     sales in the winter than in the spring or summer. 
2)  You have less competition of homes on the market this time of year.  The majority of 
     sellers will wait until spring to list which means you have more competition on the 
     market.  If the inventory of homes for sale is down there will be less choices for Buyers to 
     choose from. 
3)  Buyers who look this time of year want to be settled in before spring.  They want to enjoy 
     their new home when the warmer weather arrives. 
4)  Less real transactions are being processed which means a quicker response you will receive 
     from your lenders, appraisers and attorneys.  
5)  You will have less showing appointments but the Buyers looking are usually more serious.  
If you have any questions about selling your home, please give the Mooney & Roberts team a call. 
Wanda Mooney - 413-337-8344
Cathy Roberts - 413-522-3023

It's A Wonderful Night in Turners Falls, Ma - Saturday December 12th 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

"It's A Wonderful Night in Turners Falls"
Shopping, Dining and Seasonal Cheer

Friday, December 12, 5-10pm, Turners Falls
RiverCulture presents "It's A Wonderful Night in Turners Falls", Friday December 12th from 5-10pm. Planned throughout downtown are holiday activities for the whole family, art exhibitions, live music, restaurant specials, performances and unique gift buying opportunities. Children and adults alike are encouraged to put a wish list in the Magic Mailbox, as well as notes of hope for themselves, friends, family and the world!

October 2014 Single Family Sales Report - Pioneer Valley, Ma

Sale Report for Single Family Homes - Month of October 2013 vs. October 2014
Pioneer Valley
Sales up 6.3%
2013 - Number of units closed - 443
2014 - Number of units closed - 471
2013 - Average Sales Price - 210,192
2014 - Average Sales Price - 210,828
Franklin County
Sales up 27.7%
2013 - Number of units closed - 47
2014 - Number of units closed - 60
2013 - Average Sales Price - 201,344
2014 - Average Sales Price - 205,379
Hampshire County
Sales up 9.4%
2013 - Number of units closed - 96
2014 - Number of units closed - 105
2013 - Average Sales Price - 267,690
2014 - Average Sales Price - 255,439
Key Points - Pioneer Valley Single Family Homes
Sales - Up 6.3 percent from 443 in October 2013 to 471 October 2014
Median Price - Up 5.4% percent from 185,000 in October 2013 to 195,000 in October 2014
Inventory of available property - Inventory is up 8.6 percent from 2568 single family listings at the end of October 2013 to 2788 single family listings at the end of October 2014.
Supply - At the end of October 2013 there were 5.8 months of supply at the current rate of sale.  At the end of October 2014 there were 5.9 months of supply at the current rate of sale.
Days on Market - The average days on market is up 10.9 percent from 101 days in October 2014 to 112 in October 2014.
A Six-Year View - The median price is up 2.5 percent from $190,000 in September 2009 to $194,700 in September 2014
Mortgage Rates - 30 year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.20 percent with an average of 0.5 points for the week ending September 25, 2014.  Last year at this time the 30 year FRM averaged 4.32 percent with an average 0.7 points.

This information is provided by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley.

Valley Gives Day in Western Mass - Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Wednesday, December 10th is Valley Gives Day!  
It is a 24 hour celebration of generosity and this is the time of year when it is important to give. During Valley Gives Day, western Massachusetts nonprofits collaborate with the goal of getting 20,000 donors to support their favorite nonprofits. By participating, donors will help charities become eligible for special prizes totaling as much as $225,000.
Since 2012, Valley Gives has raised over $3 million for our community. There's strength in numbers! Last year, 11,640 individuals donated over $2 million through Valley Gives. This year, we are challenging the community to double its impact: twice as many donors helping twice as many nonprofits, raising more than $2 million!
For the list of organizations and more information click here and start giving . . . 

Congratulations Mooney & Roberts - #1 in October for Sales Volume in Western Massachusetts

According to Boston's Top 20 the Mooney & Roberts team ranked #1 in sales volume for the month of October for the entire Western Massachusetts region!!

Agents listed on Boston's Top 20 is to celebrate the hard work of local agents.  The agents are ranked on a monthly basis according to their total residential sales volume closed within Western Massachusetts that includes Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties.  The rankings are based solely on monthly closed residential sales volume. 

Impressive Post and Beam Home - Perfect Getaway or Year Round Home - Hawley, Ma

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This impressive post & beam home has been completely renovated and must be seen in person to appreciate all that it has to offer. The owners added an amazing great room and fabulous master bedroom constructed from oversized hand-hewn timbers. The beautiful renovated kitchen is open to the dining and great room area w/ cathedral ceilings, wood floors, & a handsome stone fireplace w/gas insert. The spacious master bedroom has cathedral ceilings and a large walk-in closet. In addition there is a full bath w/walk-in tiled shower, awesome hot tub room, front porch, large back deck, 2 car garage w/work shop & a pole barn. You will love sitting on the custom built pavilion that overlooks the surrounding 6+ open acres that is perfect for raising animals & gardening. There is enough acreage & frontage for potential building lot. This ideal country home is located near Berkshire East Ski Area, ziplines, alpine slide, whitewater rafting, fishing, & more! Less than 15 minutes to Shelburne Falls. $389,000

Buy 2 lots being Sold as 1 in Bernardston, Ma

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This 3.9 acre parcel includes 2 lots being sold as one!  The seller has made it easy for you to get started.  This property is perc tested, surveyed, partially cleared, stumped and has an approved driveway design.  Build your dream home on the plateau and enjoy lovely countryside setting overlooking farmland and mountain views.  Located near Fall River, Kringle Candle and the Farm Table Restaurant.  Conveniently located to nearby I-91, Route 10 and Vermont. $69,900